Published On: Mon, Feb 13th, 2017

New Cassini View of Saturn’s F Ring

Cassini Views a F Ring of Saturn

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft prisoner this new perspective of Saturn’s F ring this past December.

When seen adult close, a F ring of Saturn resolves into mixed dry strands. This Cassini perspective shows 3 splendid strands and a really gloomy fourth strand off to a right.

The executive strand is a core of a F ring. The other strands are not eccentric during all, though are indeed sections of prolonged spirals of element that hang around Saturn. The element in a spirals was expected knocked out from a F ring’s core during interactions with a tiny moon. To review some-more about a spiral, see The F Ring’s Spiral Arm.

This perspective looks toward a unilluminated side of a rings from about 38 degrees above a ring plane.  The picture was taken in manifest light with a Cassini booster narrow-angle camera on Dec 18, 2016.

The perspective was acquired during a stretch of approximately 122,000 miles (197,000 kilometers) from Saturn and during a Sun-Ring-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 47 degrees. Image scale is 0.7 miles (1.2 kilometers) per pixel.

Source: NASA

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